By polls on LB seats on January 19

QUETTA: Provincial Election Commission Balochistan has announced schedule for by polls on LB seats in Balochistan. Election would be held on January 19. This was stated by Provincial Election Commissioner Balochistan Syed Sultan Bayazeed while briefing Newsmen at his office here Monday.

He said till January 19 there will be ban on postings and transfers. No government official would visit areas where by polls will be held. He said by polls would be held on 559 seats in Harnai, Turbat, Awaran and other areas. Polls were not held in these areas on Dec 7.

He said according to schedule nomination papers would be received on Dec 27 and 28, scrutiny of nomination papers on Dec 30 and 31. He said candidates can withdraw their candidature by January 5.

He said Election Commission would conduct free and fair polls on the directives of provincial government and collaboration of security agencies. Security would be provided where it would be necessary to avert any untoward incident. He said elections of Mayor and Chairmen would be held after by polls.

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